GMAT Question of the Day: Daily via email | Daily via Instagram New to GMAT Club? Watch this Video

 It is currently 31 Mar 2020, 22:10

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 06 Feb 2010
Posts: 136
Schools: University of Dhaka - Class of 2010
GPA: 3.63
The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Nov 2013, 03:32
10
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

88% (01:11) correct 12% (01:22) wrong based on 696 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892 and then was rebuilt in 1900.

(C) Processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being rebuilt in 1900.

(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of them, having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900.
Retired Moderator
Status: enjoying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 5419
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

Updated on: 15 Mar 2017, 07:43
2
Top Contributor
The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.

(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century. -- This choice is a fragment with no finite verb

(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892 and then was rebuilt in 1900. .. It gives an impression that because it processed so many numbers of immigrants, the office was opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 -- altered intent. In addition, the station was opened and not that the station opened something.

(C) Processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being rebuilt in 1900. -- to enter is an abuse of the infinitive. The station opened is wrong as in B. Being rebuilt in 1900, an adverbial modifier does not gel with the station's opening in 1892

(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century. -- Best choice

(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three-quarters of them, having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900. --- having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 gives a wrong picture of cause and effect

_________________
One-to-one video private sessions on SC +91 98845 44509, <newnaren@gmail.com>

Originally posted by daagh on 15 Mar 2017, 00:56.
Last edited by daagh on 15 Mar 2017, 07:43, edited 1 time in total.
##### General Discussion
Manager
Status: Persevering
Joined: 15 May 2013
Posts: 141
Location: India
GMAT Date: 08-02-2013
GPA: 3.7
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Nov 2013, 02:23
1
D it is,

The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900,
processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.
(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in
1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century. Incorrect as which could refer both to ellis island or federal immigration station because both are singular and what follows which is also singular. Hence there is no clear referent.
(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892
and then was rebuilt in 1900.Having processed has nothing to do with the rebuilding
(C) Processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter
of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being
rebuilt in 1900.Again meaning is distorted; and being rebuilt is incorrect.
(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island
processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.Correct, as the sentence clearly separates the non essential modifiers from the main clause
(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the
federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of them, having first
opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900.federal immigration station is not an immigrant.
_________________
--It's one thing to get defeated, but another to accept it.
Intern
Joined: 05 Oct 2017
Posts: 42
Concentration: Accounting, Social Entrepreneurship
Re: The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Oct 2018, 20:03
1
daagh wrote:
The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.

(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century. -- This choice is a fragment with no finite verb

(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892 and then was rebuilt in 1900. .. It gives an impression that because it processed so many numbers of immigrants, the office was opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 -- altered intent. In addition, the station was opened and not that the station opened something.

(C) Processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being rebuilt in 1900. -- to enter is an abuse of the infinitive. The station opened is wrong as in B. Being rebuilt in 1900, an adverbial modifier does not gel with the station's opening in 1892

(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century. -- Best choice

(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three-quarters of them, having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900. --- having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 gives a wrong picture of cause and effect

Is "having + verb_ed" is a bad structure?

Posted from my mobile device
_________________
Intern
Joined: 17 Aug 2013
Posts: 3
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT Date: 12-17-2013
GPA: 3.95
Re: The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Nov 2013, 08:31
(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island
processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.

In the first sentence, there is not main verb.

A) is wrong.

B) I feel the sentence does not go in the same way as the first one.

C) the "being rebuilt in 1900" is awkward.

D) Is right, flows well

E) having first opened... is awkward at the end, and it sounds like it modifies the immigrants, and not the Ellis Island station
Manager
Status: Student
Joined: 26 Aug 2013
Posts: 162
Location: France
Concentration: Finance, General Management
Schools: EMLYON FT'16
GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V32
GPA: 3.44
Re: The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Nov 2013, 12:24
monirjewel wrote:
The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900,
processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.

(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in
1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century.
(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892
and then was rebuilt in 1900.
(C) Processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter
of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being
rebuilt in 1900.
(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island
processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.
(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the
federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of them, having first
opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900.

(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in
1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century. - Wrong, WHICH is wrong here
(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892
and then was rebuilt in 1900. - Having processed is wordy
(C) Processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter
of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being
rebuilt in 1900. - Processing is wrong
(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island
processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century. - Correct
(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the
federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of them, having first
opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 - To enter is wrong

Hope it helps!
_________________
Think outside the box
Manager
Joined: 20 Aug 2016
Posts: 50
GMAT 1: 650 Q48 V31
GMAT 2: 670 Q45 V36
GMAT 3: 680 Q47 V35
GMAT 4: 720 Q49 V40
Re: The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Mar 2017, 03:17
D.

E has a redundant them pronoun too.

Sent from my XT1562 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Intern
Joined: 17 Feb 2015
Posts: 16
Schools: Anderson '19
Re: The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Mar 2017, 13:33
Hey guys!
I got the correct answer D because I spotted the adjective clause which was first opened in 1892 and then checked the entire sentence and found that D was the less wordy. However, I don´t know if my approach was the best. Please let me know.. Thanks!
Director
Joined: 29 Jun 2017
Posts: 985
Re: The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Oct 2018, 23:30
monirjewel wrote:
The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892 and then was rebuilt in 1900.

(C) Processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being rebuilt in 1900.

(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of them, having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900.

look at choice C.
processing happen a little before and continue while "opened". this meaning is convey by grammartical structure . but this meaning make no sense. choice D is gone
Manager
Status: wake up with a purpose
Joined: 24 Feb 2017
Posts: 195
Concentration: Accounting, Entrepreneurship
Re: The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Sep 2019, 02:28
daagh wrote:
The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.

(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century. -- This choice is a fragment with no finite verb

(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892 and then was rebuilt in 1900. .. It gives an impression that because it processed so many numbers of immigrants, the office was opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 -- altered intent. In addition, the station was opened and not that the station opened something.

(C) Processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being rebuilt in 1900. -- to enter is an abuse of the infinitive. The station opened is wrong as in B. Being rebuilt in 1900, an adverbial modifier does not gel with the station's opening in 1892

(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century. -- Best choice

(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three-quarters of them, having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900. --- having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 gives a wrong picture of cause and effect

in (D), would you tell me more about the two opening modifiers before the main subject. as per as I know, in this type of structure the second modifier will modify the first modifier. this does not happen here.
_________________
If people are NOT laughing at your GOALS, your goals are SMALL.
Re: The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene   [#permalink] 23 Sep 2019, 02:28
Display posts from previous: Sort by